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The Kents

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1 Ilsham Road | Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
+44 1803 292522
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of us had lunch after a short walk in the area. We gave our lunch choices in advance but it was rather unclear and yet the staff dealt with it admirably. Very courteous. Food was very good. My beetroot tart a little salty for my liking but very nice. Mussels plump and juicy.

Thank Lincolnexpats
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a fantastic meal at the Kents. The staff were friendly and very helpful and the food was just superb, wife had a steak and I had the truffle shuffle burger, lots to eat and very well cooked and was very pleased with the price. Looking forward to our next visit

Thank The_Smart_Family_13
York, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Returned here for a meal one evening, we ate in the bar. Nice food, we also went the following day a drinks at lunch time. This is a nice cosy pub which gets quite busy.Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

Thank alwayssue
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely local pub but is going downhill rapidly. I have had another tepid chicken breast burger meal tonight and feel I would now rather stay at home and cook than eat here at present. It took 30 minutes to come and was very disappointing. I didn't have time to send it back and wait another 30 minutes... More 

Thank Hmb95
nic w, Manager at The Kents, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear Helen that you were disappointed with your recent visit. Had you let a member of staff know we could have replaced the meal swiftly for you. I would like to discuss this further with you; please contact me directly. I hope you are able to visit us again sometime soon to see this is not our... More 

Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for a meal with friends and thoroughly enjoyed excellent food and some decent local beers. In addition they have a wide range of gins that include local brews. Comfortable seating and obviously used by locals, as well as tourists, which is always a good sign. Friendly and efficient staff who operate well under the watchful eye of their manager,... More 

Thank C0untryman
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only chose to eat at The Kents because we were visiting Kents Cavern around the corner but this is one of the best pub meals we've ever had. We ordered Char Sui pork belly and the Truffle Shuffle Burger and both were outstanding. The service staff were friendly, efficient and somehow appeared at every moment we wanted them without... More 

Thank Jeniwinkle
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great value, great menu, great staff, I could go on and on!! Whoever the chef is at the moment knows there tastes! All the meals were outstanding!!

Thank Nick D
nic w, Manager at The Kents, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Nick D Very pleased to hear you had a nice time at our pub. More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were looking for a good meal to top off our holiday visit - checked out trip advisor and found positive very positive reviews of The Kents - it was close to where we were and delivered on all counts, friendly surroundings, pleasant, helpful staff and a lovely meal, enjoyed by all our party - ages ranged from 9 to... More 

Thank Coats-do-roam
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Went with a group of friends and our children (6 adults, 5 children under 5) for sunday lunch. Weren't able to have the Sunday Roast menu, but the standard menu was extensive. Had delicious "truffle shuffle" burger and choc torte for pudding. Friendly staff, good food, good value, family friendly (3 highchairs provided with ease). Would definitely recommend.

Thank Georgiepie24
Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch while visiting family. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good selection of food, normal menu plus Sunday roast selection. I had the mussels that were fantastic. Will recommend.

Thank Symon O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ilsham Road | Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 292522

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?